The lance did the job and soon the slurry was flowing. The vacuum made an equally tidy effort of leaving the surface almost dry. With the warmth of the afternoon sun, we could at last, see the bilges drying out.
Some progress was made at the bow end, but more about that tomorrow.
Do you need a well constructed coal bunker?
For a small donation, this could be yours. Taken out of Patricia and in fine condition, complete with original lid, it is now surplus to our requirements.